Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has denied declaring Yoruba initiated security outfit, Operation Amotekun illegal
Malami made this known during an interview on Radio Nigeria on Thursday morning. He said he was misinterpreted by the Southwest governors as he only advised the initiators of the operation to ensure the security outfit had the backing of the law.
“I was misinterpreted on Operation Amotekun, I did not say it is illegal”
“I said the Operation Amotekun should be properly backed by law, so if at the end of this government, if the operation has been backed by law, any government that eventually succeeded this government would not rubbish the operation.
“I said if they failed to enact a law in support of Amotekun in the South-West Region of Nigeria, another government can come and say it’s illegal and this is because it is not backed up by any law.
“So, it is just a piece of advice to the state governors to use their power and the State Houses of Assembly in their various states to enact a law that will make the operation more effective.”